summer

Iran was/ Iran is.

Summers in Iran used to be about swimming all day and napping all afternoon. They used to be filled with everyone in one place all the time, whether it was lunch at his house or dinner at her place. Parties were all the rage, even if family parties in Iran can often mean nothing more than a giant kickback with a lot of rice and tea. 

Summers in Iran used to be about relaxing, reading 12 books in 7 weeks, trying new restaurants and getting friends souvenirs.

Now, a trip to Iran is about seeing the family we haven't seen in months. Simple as that. No fluff, no frills. It was a wonderful childhood while it lasted, and although I refuse to believe or feel like I've entered adulthood (trust me I haven't), i just need to accept this new purpose. 

The Apple Pan

Today, I only took 3 photos. it was an uneventful day. However! I did speak to the photographer whose wedding i’m shooting video for! with whom I’m also second shooting photos for at another wedding. #readytolearn.

but anyway.

The Apple Pan is located on Pico Blvd in West LA right across from Westside Pavilion Shopping Center, and IT’S. To. Die. For.

Not many non LA natives seem to know about it, but i have to confess i like it better than in-n-out! their original Hickory Burger is fat and juicy and has their signature Hickory sauce (something like a bbq/ketchup-like sauce). And their PIES. i’m not a pie/cake person at alllll. but their banana-cream pie has been a Ferdowsi favorite since the beginning of time (loll)

Definitely a must-try for all of you out there!!

Venice, Coffee and Photography

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First adventure of Summer 2013.

Poke Poke apparently is basically hawaiian street food: sashimi with veggies, drizzled with deliciousness and sesame seeds. SO good, and here in LA seems like we only have it at this one shack at Venice Beach, so we had to hit it up when we went there today.

Intelligentsia Coffee

I found this place after a google search for “Cool Coffeeshops in LA”. And cool it was indeed! They have a bar around there counter where you can drink-and-go (just like cafes in ITALIA!!) AND, unlike the bigger coffeeshops chains which shall remain unnamed, their macchiato was the RIGHT SIZE! the interior was very industrial,with the ceiling pipes revealed and most of the their seating simple concrete steps. It captured the essence of Venice perfectly.

Overall, a successful adventure with my partner in crime :):)

Here’s to a summer of more cofeeshops, tea, music, art and photography!!